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Honda RA108 - front wing development 26 May 2008

For Monaco Honda introduced a series of small changes, in various areas of the car. A couple of the most interesting were to be found at the front (compared here to the configuration from the last round in Turkey). Two inclined trapezoidal winglets were added to the inner face of the front wing's endplates (lower arrow), not to increase downforce, but to better control the airflow directed towards the flaps of the wing and the front suspension elements. The extra winglets work in conjunction with the 'elephant ears' added in Spain, which for Monaco featured a small rounded endplate on each side (upper arrow). These two changes helped the front-end sharpness of the car's handling - crucial in the confines of the Monaco streets.